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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Netshagg

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netshagg
Technical name:Spyware/Netshagg
Threat level:Low
Alias:ADW TENGET.A, Adware-NS.dldr, Netshagg Adware/Ns
Type:Spyware
Effects:  

It downloads from the Internet a file that contains several spyware programs. It opens the port 1211.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Oct. 7, 2003
Detection updated on:Sept. 2, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Netshagg is a spyware program, which is usually included in applications that can be downloaded from the Internet.

Netshagg downloads from the Internet a file that contains several spyware programs. Then, it displays an end user license agreement, and if the user accepts it, the spyware programs are installed on the affected computer. Some of these programs are: Exact, Exact Search Bar, Bargain Buddy, Webhancer, Purity Scan, Ebates Money Maker, etc.

In addition, Netshagg checks for an Internet connection and if it is available, it opens the port 1211 in order to receive information from the website www.netshagg.com.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Netshagg is easy to recognize once it has reached the computer, as it displays the following license agreement before installing other spyware: